Nancy Dahlstrom, Executive Director
THE VISION for the Alaska Workforce Investment Board is “building connections that put Alaskans into good jobs.” This comprehensive vision keeps the board focused on developing a workforce system that is useful, accessible and understandable to all of the system’s customers. Today’s customers include businesses looking for qualified workers, unemployed Alaskans looking for jobs and incumbent workers wanting to upgrade their skills in a changing work environment.
The board provides policy oversight of state and federally funded job training and vocational education programs. Board members, a majority of whom are business and industry leaders, look at employment trends and emerging occupations to ensure training is customized and Alaskans are prepared for high demand, good wage jobs. Because of their oversight, public and private educators and training providers connect with employers to ensure the right people are being trained for the right jobs.